Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Pokey morning

I had a doc appt this morning and had to do a glucose screening, so I had to get my blood drawn before the appt (after drinking the nasty ass sugar drink). So, then I have my appt with a different doc and after looking over my chart, she realized my normal doc had not prescribed a very important test that you have to do in the 28th week. Basically I have 0- blood, which means my baby likely has + blood of some type b/c most people do. If any of the babies blood gets into my body, my body would produce antibodies to try and kill the baby. Nice, so they take your blood around 28 weeks and confirm your blood type and then give you some sort of special shot that protects the baby. So, I had to go back and get my blood drawn AGAIN, so now I have bruises in both elbows. What a way to start the day for someone who is scared of needles. I'm also a little (okay a lot) miffed that the doc I normally see missed this.

Friday is 28 weeks. Can't believe I am already at the third trimester. I've started having a lot of dreams where the baby is out and about with us. I can't wait to meet her.


N.D. said...

Wow that is scary. I don't even know if my doctor checked for that or what not. First time I'm hearing that! The glucose wasn't too bad, I think mine was lemon lime and it went down easier than I thought. It passes by quickly even though it seems like it takes forever! Enjoy it and the stomach dancing!!

Clare said...

i'm o neg too, but from what i understand the first baby is in no danger, it's the second one that could be if your body makes the antibodies. still sucks that the doc missed it. they have to give you another shot for it in the hosp after you deliver.

Cintia EUA said...

Just found your blog. Congrats on the pregnancy! I'm 26 weeks and just went through the glucose test stuff. I'm looking foward to reading about your journey! God bless you, Cintia